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Head Team Snowboard Boots 2010/11 Review

  • Price: £130
  • Sizes: 4.5-12.5
  • Flex: 6
  • Gender:

They say: For park and backcountry slayers.
We say: Head keep it simple but stylish with this boot. The double strap around the ankle offers extra support, and the stiffish flex means it’ll soak up heavy landings. It’s not the lightest boot, but you’d be hard pushed to find another high-spec boot at that price.

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About Academy

  • Building boards since: 2004
  • HQ: Auburn, CA, USA
  • History lesson: Founded by a crew of riders who “believe in quality first”, Academy has grown slowly overseas, but it rapidly became a household name in the states, with a team that featured the likes of Chad Otterstrom. Right from the beginning the idea has been to support the growth of ordinary riders alongside team shredders. For that reason (and also, probably because it fits neatly with their name) Academy give out a series of scholarships to talented snow lovers each year to help them through college. Nice guys then!
  • Ridden by: Frat-boys on company scholarships, and US-based park rats who know their Tyler Flanagans from their Scotty Jameses.

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